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Alec employs Andy Bouttle as responsible for digital construction

Alec Engineering and Contracting, part of the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), has appointed Andy Bouttle as responsible for digital construction.

In this newly created role, Bouttle will focus on digitizing the entire value chain of Alec’s projects, with a focus on improving workflow communication and vertical efficiency.

With over 20 years of industry experience, Boutle has a variety of engineering and management roles as both a consultant and a contractor, most recently specializing in BIM. In his recent position, he was responsible for the Kier Group’s BIM–Construction Division.

“Pandemic has certainly been a catalyst for change, but there is still a long way to go in digitizing the sector. Benefits from improving quality and safety, reducing costs and project timelines, and increasing profits. However, the region remains uncertain, primarily due to the steep learning curves and challenges of integration between systems and the determination of which investments will have the greatest positive impact. As a sector leader, Alec believes it’s time to take advantage of the latest technology in some projects and double these digital investments. In doing so, we inevitably have customers and We will drive technology adoption among our partners, lead to a digital-first mindset across the industry, and advance the sector towards higher efficiency, quality and sustainability, “said Kez Taylor, CEO of Alec. increase.

Meanwhile, the company has leveraged advanced technology to implement 72 new digital initiatives in Dubai’s One Za’abeel multipurpose luxury development. This includes 3D printing, AI-based time and attendance recording, robotic drilling, digital material and asset management, and the use of HoloBuilder, a 360-degree imaging software that creates a comprehensive photo database. It was.

With Boutle, Alec aims to make these technologies available in more and more developments.

Alec has already begun the process of obtaining BSI Kitemark ISO 19650 certification for information management using BIM. The company is currently deploying a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that digitizes processes to enhance business intelligence through analysis and reporting.

“In recent years, Alec has increased its focus on digital transformation, reducing risk and resource waste while increasing the productivity, efficiency, sustainability and accuracy of its operations. This is the service of our customers. In parallel, our partners will probably benefit from the streamlining of the collaboration process carried out by our professionally integrated system, “said Boutle. I am saying.

“The challenges faced by the entire construction sector (skill and labor shortages, productivity issues, attitudes towards change, outdated procurement models, etc.) could also be addressed by industry-wide digital transformation. We are aware, but it cannot be resolved overnight or independently by a single organization. “

read: How Digital Transformation Is Established in the Construction Industry

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